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08-15-2007, 07:46 PM #1
someone told me that you should not use the "OD" position for in town driving, that you should use the "D" position instead. is this correct, or is either one acceptable? I have been using the "OD" position for a long time without issue
08-15-2007, 07:54 PM #2
Well.....I have always driven in OD......no matter city or country. I do however never use OD when pulling the trailer.
Overdrive will only shift at speed and Rpm's....I guess the reason is to limit the overdrive shift and lock-up position in city driving????
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08-15-2007, 08:45 PM #3
When I was driving my 89, I always drove it in D around town. It had 3.08 gears and just seemed to lug too much in OD around town.Gary
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08-15-2007, 08:53 PM #4
my burb has factory 3.73 posi, so I figured using OD around town would help mileage
I would never use it for towing
08-15-2007, 09:45 PM #5
Around town you may notice at times the trany shifting in and out of over drive quite a bit. That will kill your mileage, in town.
It will also give the trany excessive work. In a town like Boston you would never go into OD even if it was engaged.
Now a small town like mine it jumps back and forth a lot, little traffic except during tourist season.
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08-15-2007, 10:12 PM #6
so, I'll start using "D" instead
Last edited by GM_Guy; 08-15-2007 at 10:14 PM.
08-15-2007, 11:48 PM #7
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